Balance Point, Humanure, Slate Bible Combo

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Buy all 3 of Joseph Jenkins's books and get $20 off and free shipping! (Alaska and Hawaii not included.)  


Author: Joseph Jenkins

341 pages; Published: May 1, 2018; ISBN-13: 978-0964425866; Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches; Price: $14.95 USD retail. Winner of 4 book awards.

The Balance Point is a story of a search for something so mysterious that the main character doesn't even know what it is, or how  to recognize it if he finds it. It touches on science, mathematics, economics, religion, and spirituality, in a manner that is  both illuminating and disturbing.

Based on actual occurrences and factual scientific and environmental information, The Balance Point weaves a compelling adventure story into an ominous tapestry of  planetary degradation. Jonathan is reluctantly goaded into satisfying  the conditions of his deceased Aunt's cryptic Last Will, sending him on a  puzzling journey to perplexing destinations. What he finds is  worrisome, yet hopeful: something has gone missing in our collective  human consciousness.


(4th edition) Shit in a Nutshell, by Joseph Jenkins. 300 pages, 91 illustrations, indexed. ISBN-13: 978-0964425880. 6”X9” paperback. $25.00. Winner of numerous awards.

The original Humanure Handbook was published in 1995 as a grad school thesis turned into an underground best-seller. The 4th edition is half new edition and half sequel. Of the original 10 chapters, five were revised and updated while the other five were replaced with ten new chapters, for a total of 15 chapters in the new edition (see contents in photo gallery).
This is a self-published book that no respectable publisher would touch with a ten-foot shovel. The 1st edition had a print run of 600 copies, which the author expected to watch decompose in his garage for the rest of his life. Yet, the book has sold 70,000 print copies in the U.S. alone, been translated in whole or in part into 19 languages and has been published in foreign editions on four continents. 

The SLATE ROOF BIBLE, 3rd Edition, Published June, 2016: hardcover, full color, 374 pages, nearly 800 illustrations. Also available as an E-Book. $49.00. Winner of 10 book awards.

Joseph Jenkins climbed on his first slate roof in 1968, authored the first edition of The Slate Roof Bible in 1997, and published the second edition in 2003. Both editions received national awards. Now, a dozen years later, Jenkins is still very active in the slate roofing industry. 

The third edition of the book reflects more than a decade of additional experience being passed on to the reader by the man who is arguably the foremost expert on slate roofs in the United States today.

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